Welcome to the official travel guide for the capital of Greenland

Nuuk is the capital of Greenland, balancing commerce and culture with fresh air and stunning views. Nuuk's embrace of both the traditional and modern can be seen in the city's dynamic cultural life and way of life. The city bursts with local entrepreneurs, nature oriented foods and sustainable activities, that makes this city an ideal destination for eco tourists.

While Nuuk hosts a distinctly urban feel (despite its small size), nature is never far. The iconic mountains of Quassussuaq/Lille Malene and Ukusisaat/Store Malene can be tackled on a hike just outside of downtown. It's not long after departing Nuuk Harbour that the fjord transitions to a true wilderness of snow-capped mountains and barren islands.

 

Colourful Nuuk App

When you arrive in Nuuk you might be a bit overwhelmed about where everything is and how you get there and the lack of internet does not make it easier. But fear not, with the Colourful Nuuk app you have an always updated city map and weather chart on your phone! Also you can find loads of other information like the digital Art Walk that will give you a guided tour around the city to see all the public jewels of art. The app also contains contact information on businesses, emergency numbers, events, travel stories and much more. 

Download the app for IOS and Android.

 

Combine destinations

As cool as we think Nuuk is, we also know that you might want to combine the city with other destinations in Greenland. If this interests you, you can find lots of inspiration at the official Visit Greenland website: visitgreenland.com 

Here you can also find lots of advice on travelling to Greenland like - what to pack, weather, tips & tricks.

Colourful Nuuk

Maybe you wonder, what is Nuuk actually like? What are the people like? What does it look like? What can you do here? What does "Colourful" even refer to?

Well, stop wondering and  watch the video by The Copenhagen Traveler. It will take you on a small journey displaying how Nuuk is a city of contrasts - a city where traditions meet the modern, nature meets urban and legends intertwine with everyday life. 

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@colourful_nuuk Instagram

  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    Can you deal with one more snow coated Sermitsiaq? We can stare at this for daaaays! Hint hint, you can enjoy the view of our beloved icon while staying warm and cozy at @inukhostels Wonderful photo by @nunafoto . #colourfulnuuk #mountainview #instahome #igtravel #instatravel #nuuk #ilovenuuk ...
  • As you can see, the weather in Greenland is freezing these days where temperatures comes below 20 degrees Celsius and more in some places. Here you can see the sculpture of the Mother of the Sea in Nuuk by artist Christian Nuunu Rosing. Mother of the Sea, or Sassumap Arnaa in Greenlandic, is a ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    “Sometimes even though I live in this place almost all my life, once in a while I get the feeling where on earth is this? Nature is just outside your doorstep.” thank you for sharing the wonderful thoughts and photo @lukassen_photography #colourfulnuuk #arctic #colourfullnuuk #colorfulnuuk ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    If you ever want to get the Real winter wonderland experience with tons of snow, bright skies and winter activities, Nuuk is the place to be from January to April. Photo by @nuukadventure that offers snowshoeing and lots of other winter shananigans. #winter#snow #snowshoeing #nuuk #greenland ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    Northern lights or aurora borealis as they are called in Latin are a marvellous sight. The best season to see them in are from December to March - and at that time you can also enjoy action packed days in the snowy winterwonderland with skiing, snowshoeing or snow mobiling. Or maybejust stay indoors ...
  • The “new town” - Qinngorput - view from Nuuk. This is a beautiful part of Greenland. Greenland is not only made of old Norwegian style red wooden fishing cabins. It’s also made of modernity with all that is coming with it :) I think there might also have 15 grocery store in Nuuk. I’ve never seen a ...
  • Thank you for the shout-out @ilovegreenland - The Arctic Metropolis - Nuuk is the capital of Greenland and the biggest town with its appr. 17.000 inhabitants. Here you see the shopping pedestrian street in winter time with sunsetting light. For more shopping, there is Greenland's only shopping mall ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    Winter skies in #colourfulnuuk Photo by @selmer_photo #greenland #kalaallitnunaat #grønland #groenland #groenlandia #greenlandpioneer #greenlandtravel #happysky #winterweather #wintersky #dramaticclouds
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    A bucket of frozen water with a candle in the middle - a popular icy fire you can se abound nuuk. Photo by @aningaaqrc #colonialharbour #colourfulnuuk #greenlandpioneer #frozen #frost #fire #art #plant #nuuk #greenland #diyice #kalaallitnunaat #groenland #groenlandia #grønland #diy
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    Imagine having this view on your way home from work... You can find this stunning viewpoint on the way between Nuuk airport and the newest suburb Qinngorput. Photo by @littlenuuk #januar#nuuk#nuuknuan #sunsetinnuuk#greenland #greenlandpioneer #wauw#whataview #colourfulnuuk #colours ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    Photo by @christiansolbeck - a #photographer who is dedicated to the colourful people of Nuuk and Greenland in stunning portraits. Also meet the model - Nikolaj Heinrich, fisherman, hunter and former politician. At 79 he still goes on the fjord fishing. @christiansolbeck #nuuk #photojournalism ...
  • We don’t know who made this - but it is one beautiful heart don’t you think? Photo by @polarphile. #greenland #greenlandpioneer #colourfulnuuk #nuuknooks #nuuk #kalaallitnunaat #lifeatthetopoftheworld #heart #ice #icesculpture #sunset #arctic #winterishere #snowparadise #nuukfjord #lifebythesea
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    January moods like this.. Photo by @rojcph #iphone7 #shotoniphone #tv_allnature #nature #naturelover #worldmobilephotography #pixelpanda #shotzdelight #harmonyoflight #pocket_family #rsa_vsco #rsa_outdoors #ig_fotogramers #ig_myshots #illgrammers #visualambassadors #way2ill #colourfulnuuk ...

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